Clinician - Therapeutic Behavioral Services

LINCOLN CHILD CENTER
Lincoln Child Center enables vulnerable and emotionally troubled children and their families to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Clinician
PROGRAM: TBS
ACCOUNTABILITY: TBS Program Manager

JOB SUMMARY:
To provide direct clinical services to SED children and families, ages 5-17, in short-term behavioral treatment programs; to participate in assessments, treatment plans, evaluation of services, and provide clinical direction to treatment team

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide clinical services to children in TBS/Transition Services programs.
  • Develop collaborative relationships, provide clinical consultation, model interventions, and train staff and caregivers in home, school and residential settings as related to treatment plan.
  • Assess and develop service plan or behavioral intervention plan for child and caregivers in areas of behavioral, social, recreational and life-skills functioning.
  • Implement treatment goals with child on a one-to-one basis.
  • Write assessment, treatment plan and progress notes in conjunction with program coordinator and treatment team, including all Medi-cal documentation.
  • Participate in on-going treatment team meetings evaluating program interventions to ensure quality and consistency of interventions to clients and families.
  • Participate in weekly one-on-one supervision, staff meetings, and clinical and other LCC trainings and meetings on-site and in the community.
  • Adhere to all professional licensing legal and ethical requirements

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Follow agency protocol and procedures.
  • Participate in agency in-service training program. Perform all job duties safely. Attend all required safety training sessions. Identify and immediately report all workplace hazards, safety rule violations, near misses, and work-related injuries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • M.S.W., M.A., M.S. or Ph.D. in relevant field, from an accredited graduate school.
  • Current license or registered internship toward licensure.
  • Two (2) years mental health experience in providing direct clinical services to children with severe emotional/learning problems and their families.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of interdisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to provide ongoing clinical consultation to treatment team.
  • Ability to work independently in forming treatment plans, facilitating behavioral plans in a variety of settings in a short-term behavioral model.
  • Ability to write clinically and hand in reports on time.
  • Valid California driver's license, a clear driving record, personal vehicle insurance coverage, and availability of a personal vehicle in good working condition to be used on agency business.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements to bill for Medi-Cal services.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The willingness and the ability to be first aid and CPR trained.
  • The willingness and the ability to be trained, using our therapeutic and relationship-building philosophy that includes Collaborative Problem-Solving, Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI), and SAFE Environments training programs.
  • Physical fitness with the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, drop to one knee and get back up.
  • Physical ability to work on a keyboard to prepare reports and to enter data

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Most of the work takes place in family and foster homes, and at group home sites

SPECIFIC SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to and competence in dealing with cultural and socioeconomic diversity of client population.
  • The ability to set appropriate limits

CLASSIFICATION: Regular, full-time, exempt, benefited position

SCHEDULE: Schedule based on program and client needs and can include evenings and weekends

AFFILIATION: Non-Bargaining

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience and salary scale

BENEFITS: Competitive benefits package available

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